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Below is a listing of  Web sites selected by the library staff. They are listed in alphabetical, NOT ranked, order.  Clicking on any of the links below will open the professional site in a new window.

2015 Top Online Nursing Programs
OnlineU is a free and comprehensive guide that enables students to compare all online colleges in the U.S. It ranks them according to competitiveness factors such as acceptance and enrollment rates. The resource also includes descriptions of each school including information about tuition and types of degrees offered.

All Nursing Schools
All Nursing Schools is an online directory of nursing education and careers. The site includes a detailed description of nursing schools and nursing programs that are members of the All Nursing Schools network. The database is searchable by degree type, location, or specialty.

American Academy of Nursing (AAN)
The American Academy of Nursing (AAN) is comprised of approximately 1500 nursing leaders in education, management, practice and research. Resources include Nursing Outlook magazine available full-text to AAN members and personal subscribers. Access to tables of contents and abstracts is complimentary.  

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is the national voice for America's baccalaureate- and higher-degree nursing education programs. AACN's purpose is to establish quality standards for bachelor's- and graduate-degree nursing education and assist deans and directors to implement those standards.

American Holistic Nurses' Association (AHNA)
Founded in 1981, AHNA supports the concepts of holism: a state of harmony among body, mind, emotions and spirit within an ever-changing environment and serves as a bridge between the traditional medical paradigm and universal complementary and alternative healing practices. American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). 

American Nurses Association (ANA)
The American Nurses Association (ANA), founded in 1896, is a national, professional membership organization for Registered Nurses. This is the official web site of the ANA Nursing World. The website has a long list of standards on nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing services issued and updated on a regular basis.  


American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), an ANA subsidiary, provides for certification of nurses and credentialing of organizations that provide continuing nursing education. The web site has detailed information on certification, the accreditation program, Credentialing International, the Institute for Credentialing Innovation, and the Magnet Recognition Program.  

Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN)
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) promotes and advances professional rehabilitation nursing practice through education, advocacy, collaboration, and research. Included at this Web site are; membership, chapters, education, certification, awards & scholarships, research, online store, and job postings. A variety of resources are available on ARN's Web site. 


Welcome to one of the most comprehensive directory of accredited nursing programs in US.

The Nursing Reference Center has detailed information on careers and opportunities in the growing field of nursing.

Is a Career in Nursing Right for You?
A career awareness Web site designed to support students in Nursing career exploration.

International Centre for Human Resources in Nursing (ICHRN)

ICHRN is Your gateway to tools, standards and information on nursing human resources policy, management,
research, practice, and more...

Magnet Hospitals
The Magnet Recognition Program was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide the very best in nursing care. The Web site covers the history of Magnet, how Magnet status is awarded, benefits of Magnet hospitals, listings of all Magnet organizations, and the U.S. News and World Report’s list of Best Hospitals.  

Medscape Nurses

Medscape Nursing offers medical information, educational tools, journal articles, and other resources. There is a simple, 1-time, free registration.

Online Nurse Practitioner Programs

This Web site has a comprehensive listing of accredited Nursing degree programs both online and on-site. The database is searchable by state and zip code. In addition, it provide articles, videos and interviews that discuss topics that are meaningful to prospective nursing students.

National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
NCSBN, composed of Member Boards, provides leadership to advance regulatory excellence for public protection.  NCSBN's programs and services include developing the NCLEX-RN® and NCLEX-PN® examinations, performing policy analysis and promoting uniformity in relationship to the regulation of nursing practice.  The site includes a link to the Nurse Practice Act. 

National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI)
The National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) is a proprietary database of the American Nurses Association. The database collects and evaluates unit-specific nurse-sensitive data from hospitals in the United States.  Continuing Education Credit hours are available for completion of the NDNQI Pressure Ulcer Training Modules and Tests.  

National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
NINR is dedicated to improving the health and health care of Americans through the funding of nursing research and research training.  NINR offers research opportunities for both Extramural and Intramural (on the NIH campus) Programs. The Grant Development and Management Resources page includes numerous NINR and NIH information sheets and learning aids for both funded investigators and applicants.  

NP Central
NP Central is a nonprofit site dedicated to practice development, advancement, and educational support of nurse practitioners and to the promotion of accessible, quality health care to the consumer. The Directory link provides the latest contact information about the state organizations listed in alphabetical order by state.

Nursing, Technology, and Information Systems (2013)

This special report is sponsored by Cerner Corporation and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). All articles contained in this special report have undergone peer review according to American Nurse Today standards.



Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins gives practicing nurses, researchers, and educators direct access to powerful educational opportunities and information. Includes CE articles in full text with immediate test results and certificates; 50 nursing journals with table of contents and abstracts; and databases of certification, licensure, and nursing organizations.  Membership is free and allows access to additional online tools and features.

Guide to Nursing Careers, Degrees, Schools and Job Search Resources.

Sigma Theta Tau International /Nursing Knowledge International
The mission is advancing world health and celebrating nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership, and service.
Nursing Conferences link provides information to upcoming conferences from around the globe
Nurse Author & Editor Free international publication offering advice on writing quality manuscripts, finding publishing opportunities, editing and reviewing.  

Syllabi for Practicing Evidence-Based Nursing
Sponsored by the Toronto General Hospital Department of Medicine, this website helps develop, disseminate, and evaluate resources that can be used to practice and teach EBM for Nursing.

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